Don’t Be a Mean Girl on Your Fashion Blog
Posted on 15 June 2015
We know you guys are all beautiful people and never mean. But a recent post at Gossip Girl about Mindy Kaling’s red carpet outfit en route to a Q&A event with Salvador Perez, her costume designer for The Mindy Project, was a harsh reminder that the stereotypical, judgmental, fashion-obsessed mean girl still exists:
Mindy made the woeful mistake of trying to blend about five different shades of rose, and SPOILER ALERT it’s not working. Not all pinks are created equal, nor do they expertly blend like, say, many different hues of blue might.
But let’s imagine for a moment that Mindy chose just one hue, this outfit still wouldn’t have worked. She’s dressed like a second grade teacher with that silly floral blouse and country-club wannabe tweed skirt. Her earrings don’t go, her shoes are utterly forgettable and even her nail polish clashes.
Mindy, you’ve managed to turn my favorite color into a crime against fashion. For shame.
W to the oah!
I mean, mean girls are associated with the fashion world, whether the nice girls among us like it or not. But in the seven years I’ve been in this industry, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to encounter very few of them. The reason I started a fashion blog was to hone my personal style, to feel more confident and comfortable in my own skin, and to inspire others to do the same. There is no room for nastiness in that mission.
Bottom line: fashion should be fun. We’re not curing cancer here or launching rockets. Women face enough challenges at work and in society; let’s be kind and encouraging to one another. It’s not that hard.
Mandy’s response to Gossip Girl?
@gossipgirl whoa, u guys are dicks
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 8, 2015
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